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How Do You Spell Heaven

Guided By Voices

Released: 08/11/2017
Format: LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-77
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 15
Front Cover
Sleeve (Front)
Sleeve (Back)
Front Sleeve Image #1 (Lion Photograph)
Front Sleeve Image #2
Front Sleeve Image #3
Back Sleeve Image #1
Back Sleeve Image #2
Back Sleeve Image #3
Pressing Details
Vinyl Color # Pressed
Original Release Notes: Guided By Voices is on a roll. One could argue that GBV is never not on a roll, that Robert Pollard's output plows past the word "prolific" like prolific is standing still in a snowbank; and that's true, but this new version of the band (Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March) has given Pollard new tools to complement his song-hammer. Thus, ergo, quod erat demonstrandum: roll.

Hot on the heels of the smothered-in-plaudits double album August By Cake comes this hot and heavy fifteen-tune long player, a melody-dense thwack to the earholes that will both energize and deplete your body of its remaining music-appreciation enzymes. Recorded by the band in New York, and by Pollard in Ohio, How Do You Spell Heaven capitalizes on the current incarnation's tour-buffed shine without sacrificing eternal verities such as but not limited to: off-kilter rhythmic jolts; krazy chords; purposefully imperfect harmonies; and fragmented structures that start and stop on a coin of small denomination and go somewhere else, and quickly.

  There's more, much more—the easiest, laziest way to sum up this latest album is the most obvious: How do you spell heaven? Shout it from the rafters: G-B-V!
How Do You Spell Heaven
Side A
1.   The Birthday Democrats 2:30
2.   King 007 2:51
3.   Boy W 2:33
4.   Steppenwolf Mausoleum 3:21
5.   Cretinous Number Ones 1:45
6.   They Fall Silent 0:55
7.   Diver Dan 2:03
8.   How To Murder A Man (In 3 Acts) 2:43
Side B
1.   Pearly Gates Smoke Machine 4:01
2.   Tenth Century 2:37
3.   How Do You Spell Heaven 1:52
4.   Paper Cutz 2:36
5.   Low Flying Perfection 2:36
6.   Nothing Gets You Real 2:23
7.   Just to Show You 2:17
Total Length: 37:03
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-77 [CD] (U.S.A.) 15

Album Credits
Role Name
Art Department Joe Patterson
Art Department Robert Pollard
Art Department Vince Williams
Art Management Sarah Zade-Pollard
Found Photo of Young Man on Lion Statue (1969) Sammy Combs, Dayton Art Institute
Front Cover Photograph Mark Shue
Layout Joe Patterson
Layout Robert Pollard
Role Name
Band Member Bobby Bare Jr.
Band Member Doug Gillard
Band Member Kevin March
Band Member Mark Shue
Band Member Robert Pollard
Role Name
Engineer (Music) Travis Harrison
Mastering Travis Harrison
Mixing Travis Harrison
Role Name
Recording Location (Music) Serious Business Music - New York, NY
Recording Location (Vocals) Stillwater Lodge
Role Name
Copyright 2017
Role Name
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Management David Newgarden
Role Name
Additional Album Text A Factory Of Raw Essentials Product
Additional Album Text Keep It In Motion
Additional Album Text Rock 101
Additional Album Text www.robertpollard.net
Additional Album Text www.robertpollardart.com
Additional Album Text www.rockathonrecords.com
Rockathon Records Kevin Poindexter
Rockathon Records Matt Davis
Rockathon Records Mike Lipps